Saturday 07 May 2016 -
09:30 to 11:30
Auditorium – Goethe Institute – 56 and 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

What is the link between manga and Shakespeare? How can classic works from Shakespeare be interpreted via the modern medium of manga graphic novels? Ilya will respond to these questions and share his graphic techniques with participants in the workshop.

This workshop includes an introduction about Ilya and his work with Shakespeare and his inspiration for manga as a new way to refresh classic works such as Shakespeare. Ilya will use a passage from Shakespeare to illustrate and show to the participants how to translate it into panels and bubbles. This is a free workshop for 20 participants with illustration experience, so please register your participation via the link or send an email to

The workshop will be in English with Vietnamese translation, and participants who can speak English are encouraged. Deadline for registration is 15.00, Wednesday 04 May 2016. 

About the speaker: Ilya (Ed Hillyer) is a British writer and artist whose books include the award-winning graphic novel series The End of the Century Club, an entry in a noir anthology via It’s Dark in London, a daring adaptation of King Lear (2009, Manga Shakespeare series) and most recently, the graphic novel Room for Love (2013), for SelfMade Hero. Illustration clients include the BBC, the Royal Academy of Arts, The Times and Guardian newspapers. Ilya’s work has been also published by Marvel, DC and Dark Horse in the USA, Kodansha in Japan and numerous independent companies worldwide.